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    There is no limit to how far women can rise in the media

    Ogunwole Olayemi

    THE animated warm voice of Olayemi Ogunwole, a k.a Honey Pot is one a lot of radio listeners are familiar with. The award winning broadcaster is a thoroughbred media personality who presents on radio and on TV. It takes a lot of courage and dedication to stand out in a competitive media world, but she has been able to make her mark with her unique delivery and ability to connect on an emotional level with her audience.

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    Women beware, fake earrings can lead to loss of hearing

    AN England-based company, Caress Manufacturing Company has warned Nigerians and other African countries on the usage of fake earrings and piercing kit for new born children. The company through its Business Development Manager, Samantha Nicholson, said that the usage of the fake piercing kit can cause loss of hearing. She explained that the fake earrings are made from brass which can cause irritation and other skin and ear reactions.

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    Eliana Martins

    Women lawyers offer to fight violence against women, children

    WOMEN Lawyers in Lagos State under the auspices of International Federation of Women Lawyers, FIDA, has pledged to stand against any form of domestic violence against women and children in the society.The Chairperson of FIDA, Lagos branch, Mrs. Mrs. Eliana Martins said that despite various laws in the country that protect the rights and well being of women and children from all forms of violence and abuse, majority of these affected folks are not knowledgeable about their rights.

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    You can be a good mother and still live your dream, Randa , Afro/Arabian beat singer

    Although ‘Female Nature’ calls on the women folk naturally when the time comes, it should not be a limit to attainment of ones dream. This is according to Randa Isan, 27, a Nigerian/Eygptian Female Artist and Model who insisted that one can be a celebrity and still have good home with children. Nicknamed Eforan (she says it’s a Yoruba name), the University of Egypt graduate said she started singing house songs and then started liking R and B more before moving to afro beat. In this interview with Funmi Olasupo, Randa talked on her dream to merge Afro beat with Arabian style of music to create a new genre.

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    Emily Nkanga

    Like my pilot-father, I also dream to conquer the world – 21-yr-old Emily Nkanga

    Strong ambitions run deep in this family. And the dreams are always for positive reasons. Young Emily Oluwatoyin Nkanga is only keying into success story of the family she was born into 21 years ago. The brilliance, success and the ‘we-can-do-it’ spirit of the members of this family have marked it out and endeared them to many in the community and beyond. The pace-setter and Emily’s father, Air Commodore Idongesit Okon Nkanga of Ikot Nya, a tiny faming hamlet in Nsit Ibom Local Government of Akwa Ibom State, is a well respected political leader in the state. He dreamt big, aiming to become a pilot at a time when the knowledge of such a subject was not only very limited but was almost unknown to the average rural family in the then South Eastern State. Those who knew about piloting as a career must have considered it to be for the ‘white men’ and not for a poor rural boy like Nkanga, whose parents laboured stridently to be able to pay his secondary school fees at the time. Notwithstanding the hurdle, the young man, surmounted all the hurdles and set a new record in his school by recording 6/6 in his WAEC School Certificate, meaning that he scored A1 in all the six subjects: English, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Additional Mathematics and Biology.

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    Equality Bill: Fate of the female gender

    Nigerian women live under the fear of domination and marginalization; they live in a constant state of inequality. They are also seen as inferior gender in some cultures and ethnic groups in the country. A bill aimed at the elimination of discrimination against women was turned down for a second reading at the Nigerian Senate on March 15 2016. Among others, the bill was designed to address women’s freedom of movement, female economic activities, girl’s access to education, equal rights for women in marriage, divorce, property/land ownership and inheritance. This issue has caused reactions from most Nigerians who felt the bill was long overdue.

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    Domestic Violence: What happens to the donors’ millions?

    ABOVE are some very common, yet upsetting news headlines read almost on a daily basis. The spate of domestic violence in Nigeria is so rife that even its various penalties seem incapable of serving as deterrents to offenders. Although domestic violence is described as any violent confrontation between family or household members such as spouses/partners, relatives, children or wards, involving physical harm, willful intimidation, sexual assault, psychological or emotional assault, women have remained the numero uno sufferers of the epidemic in Nigeria.

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    •SP Dolapo Badmos

    No! Our officers are handling domestic violence efficiently- Police PRO, SP Dolapo Badmos

    We are doing a lot to tackle the issue of domestic violence against women. One of the things the Lagos State Command, for example, has done is to create a Gender Desk at the police command which is directly under the supervision of the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Owoseni Fatai. Officers attached to this department have been trained on how to handle, investigate and prosecute cases of domestic violence.

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    Elizabeth Egharevba

    I liked short skirts and stilettos- Elizabeth Egharevba

    Nobody will lose their jobs. What we stand to gain is this: every agency takes administrative fees. You pay 5,000 here and there; at the end of the day if you are clearing one container administrative fee will be up to a hundred thousand. What we are saying is, when it’s a one-stop shop you pay administrative fee of 5,000. They don’t need to see the customer. You submit your paper to the first desk until it reaches the end, and you just go and pick up your cargo. If there is an issue a query will be sent to your mail.

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    Esther and Gloria Egbukonye

    Twin sisters, one passion

    er Egbunkonye-Ogbue and Gloria Egbunkonye are twin sisters merging individual talents to emerge one of Nigeria’s most creative, wanted milliners. Amid dwindling demand for hats, the twin sisters have channeled their skills in basic hat making into a modern, trendy line of millinery—fascinators and hatinators. Their enterprise, Sisterhood Crafties, has garnered thousands of fans on social media; yet, for the University of Benin alumni, this is only the beginning. Woman’s Own was with them.

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    Mayen Adetiba

    There were just two of us in class — Mayen Adetiba, renowned Civil Engineer

    IN the early 70s when engineering was still perceived as the boys’ club, the only black girl studying for a degree in Civil Engineering in one of the world’s most respected institutions, Columbia University, USA, was a Nigerian. That girl is today 65-year-old Engr.(Mrs)Mayen Adetiba, an icon who has led the engineering profession at different times, both in Nigeria and beyond.

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